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Touchy Subjects

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In this sparkling collection of 19 stories, the best-selling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies.

A man finds God and finally wants to father a child - only his wife is now 42 years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman.

From the unforeseen consequences of a polite social lie to the turmoil caused by the hair on a woman's chin, Donoghue dramatizes the seemingly small acts upon which our lives often turn. Many of these stories involve animals and what they mean to us, or babies and whether to have them; some replay biblical plots in modern contexts.

With characters old, young, straight, gay, and simply confused, Donoghue dazzles with her range and her ability to touch lightly but delve deeply into the human condition.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-15-101386-1 / 978-0-15-101386-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4434-0746-1 / 978-1-4434-0746-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-84408-739-5 / 978-1-84408-739-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-15-603261-9 / 978-0-15-603261-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-84408-301-2 / 978-1-84408-301-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4712-3112-7 / 978-1-4712-3112-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon